Home-Tech’s customers are always quick to report in when they think a technician has been doing a good job with appliance repair and air conditioning repair. Today’s “Attaboys” are for Nick. If you would like to have this kind of quality service and have all of it at NO CHARGE look into our Service Agreements.
This month, Home-Tech celebrated National Senior Citizens Day and you won’t be surprised to learn that some folks are happy to step right up and own their special day by treating themselves to a congratulatory lunch out or taking advantage of discount drinks at Happy Hour. I know of one frugal penny-pinching lady who, while still in her mid-40s, did her best to convince cashiers in various area stores that she was old enough for the senior citizen discount — seriously, she’d go shopping without make-up, her hair in a scarf, and wear sensible, but unflattering polyester pants. When she really wanted the discount, like when she went to the movies, she’d wear reading glasses and even fake a slightly frail voice, just to save $3.50, “That’s right, sonny,” she’d say to the ticket-taker, “I’m an old timer; I’m 55.” When she finally did turn 55, she celebrated – and if denied the Senior Citizen Discount, she always had her Driver’s License at the ready.
Meanwhile, I have friends who throw away their AARP invitation and cards whenever they receive them in the mail. They don’t even bother opening up the envelope. They find holding onto their youth to be far more important than saving a buck or two. These are the same people who still got carded for buying beer well into their 40s and like to remind you at every opportunity.
Senior Citizen or Not, We’ve Got Your Appliance Repair Needs Covered
The good news is, whether you’re welcoming senior citizenship with open arms, or you’d prefer to keep it under wraps, you can have it both ways with a Service Agreement from Home-Tech. If you want to feel youthful and carefree, worry lines and wrinkles will smooth right out when you’re guaranteed that if one of your appliances breaks, Home-Tech will have a qualified technician to your home before you know it.
You won’t have to sit around, wait, or furrow your brow. On the other hand, if you pride yourself on being a Senior Citizen and saving big bucks, then you’ll love that we have two Service Agreements to choose from – Gold and Silver. You pay one price for the year and SO much is taken care of. Gold includes unlimited Service Calls and both Agreements provide emergency service, 7 days a week, including holidays.
So, whether you’re welcoming your golden years and silver hair, or you’re a little slower about celebrating the next chapter, Home-Tech celebrates YOU – Senior Citizen, or not.
This time of year, none of us in Southwest Florida should care at all about socks. I mean, truly, it’s 742 degrees outside with 900 percent humidity. No one is wearing socks. That is, except for me, your faithful Home-Tech Blogger, who has been down for the count with major knee surgery.
As a result of being housebound, shuffling around on crutches, and unable to reach past my cumbersome leg brace to put on shoes (flip-flops and crutches don’t mix, trust me on that), I was forced to search through my meager sock collection for temporary footwear – and when I say meager, I mean practically nonexistent. (I’ve lived in Florida since childhood and socks just haven’t been a priority).
Nevertheless, as I rummaged through my sock drawer, I was able to find a total of 17 socks. Not 17 PAIRS of socks, mind you — just 17 socks. Among them, there were just four pair. Now, I’m no math whiz, but that leaves 11 lonely, single, unmatched, very sad socks.
At first, I thought pain medication was playing a factor in my inability to match socks, but no matter how I tried to justify it, a pink argyle sock and a turquoise footie just do not go together — whether you’re on pharmaceuticals or not. And then it dawned on me one evening while my husband and I were bingeing on “House of Cards”.
The Case of the Hungry Dryer
“The dryer ate them!” I said suddenly.
“The dryer ate what, honey?” asked my husband/nurse with the patience of a thousand saints.
“My socks! The dryer must have eaten my socks.”
My husband sighed, “Sweetie, the dryer doesn’t eat things. The dryer doesn’t have a mouth – or teeth.”
I argued (and I think this was the pain medication talking),”Yes, it does. The dryer is one giant mouth and it eat socks.”
My husband rolled his eyes and then asked the proverbial question we’ve all been asking ourselves since we learned to unload a dryer and fold laundry, “Then honey, if the dryer eats socks, where do they go?”
The Sherlock Holmes of Repair at Home-Tech
Maybe because I’m in recovery I have too much time on my hands, but I was bound and determined to get to the bottom of exactly where socks go after the dryer has eaten them. So, I spoke to the all-knowing top repair man, Roger, at Home-Tech in Fort Myers. At first, he feigned ignorance, “Socks? Lost in dryers? That’s crazy – I’ve never heard of that,” he said with an unmistakable glint in his eye.
I told him I had proof – eleven lonely, pathetic socks, without partners to walk through life with. So, he confessed and shared the ancient secret of disappearing socks with me – and I, in turn, am sharing it with you.
Finally, The Truth About Your Dryer
It could be a minor (and common) occurrence – instead of the sock clinging to the side of the dryer tumbler, try feeling around the front of the inside – your stray may be hanging out there. Also, if you feel around the inside of the front, there’s a round felt and/or rubber seal. Wear and tear, plus age, can break down the seal and socks can get stuck there, just tumbling round, dizzily for years, cycle after cycle – a sort of purgatory for socks. And yes, sometimes they fall through a crack in the seal and end up in the innards (I like to call it the stomach) of the dryer. Thankfully, if your dryer starts digesting socks or other small bits of laundry and needs repairing, a Service Agreement from Home-Tech will cover it – and uncover your missing socks so they can be reunited with their life-partners.
Meanwhile, I can only grieve for my socks that have gone missing in action, as I hope to start a clever new trend of wearing one Christmas sock and one Hello Kitty sock. I could be onto something here, unless of course, this is the pain meds talking again…
Nice, Personable Tech
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Joe is friendly, customer focused and quite technically competent. He is a asset to your organization.
Neat, Considerate and Polite
Excellent Ambassador for Home-Tech
Building from the Heart
We’re proud to partner with a variety of local nonprofits to do our part in making Southwest Florida a better place to live. And while we take the responsibility seriously, we also enjoy the fun and the rewards that come with giving. Recently, Home-Tech got the opportunity to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity home for a local resident in need, so we grabbed our tools and hard hats and went to work. The build took about three months and our Home-Tech crew dedicated two weekends of hands-on work – all from the heart.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry follows the vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live” – and that vision is made possible one home at a time – and that’s something Home-Tech is excited to be a part of. Our President and CEO Steve Marino and our CFO Sonya Sawyer were right in the thick of the action, “It was a great experience for me,” she said. “It really brought me out of my comfort zone – out of the office environment and into the hot sun, working with power tools.”
“Believe me,” she says with a smile, “I have a new appreciation for construction workers!”
This isn’t the first time Home-Tech has donated a house for Habitat for Humanity – in fact, this makes our 17th and counting. Says Sawyer, “Habitat is a fantastic charity because it provides home ownership to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity, due to unforeseen circumstances. We’ve really made a difference in the community and it’s a great feeling.”
Mind you, it’s not just Home-Tech, our volunteer work force, and the folks at Habitat for Humanity that help make the dream come true – it’s the future homeowner as well. Local single mom, Clendy Young, helped build her new house for herself and her one-year old son, located in Lehigh Acres, by doing “sweat equity” of at least 300 hours. Before Habitat and Home-Tech stepped in, Young and her son had been sharing a cramped residence with seven other folks. The new house will give the Young family space, freedom, and security.
Last month, Sawyer and Home-Tech President Steve Marino were thrilled to present Young with the house keys to her new home – and we’re already looking forward to the next home to build.
Happy home ownership, Clendy Young! Another fun and fulfilling mission accomplished by Home-Tech.
Home-Tech has been providing Bonita Springs air conditioner service for over 33 years. And that’s not all . . . customers are loving it! Read some Bonita Springs customer reviews below about Dan and his great service and attitude. Way to go, Dan. Attaboy!
Great Job, Done Professionally
Dust had been accumulating in the condo for some time and last week, I noticed a frame on the thermostat which indicated the filter was not working. It is for health reasons I have this special a/c, which you all advised me to purchase and install 3 years ago.
Your serviceman Dan #083 appeared before the day was out and the filter was replaced the next day and working great. He gets kudos from me; great job done on my air conditioner, professionally, courteously and he was very caring.
Thanks again Dan for the excellent job.
P. Smith, Bonita Springs FL
Your technician DAN serviced my home Air Conditioner today. He did an outstanding job. He was polite at all times and explained each part of his service. He is a credit to your company.
Dan did an excellent job servicing our air conditioner. He is a very friendly and customer orientated technician.
We’re celebrating Parents’ Day here at Home-Tech and while Mom probably loves flowers and Dad might like a gift certificate to Outback, flowers don’t last and meals are soon forgotten after the last bite. If you really want to take care of Mom and Dad and give them the gift that keeps giving, how about removing the stress, hassle, and worry from their lives?
When an appliance breaks down it’s not only costly, it’s a time-waster to sit around waiting on an appliance repair person to show up. If it’s the dishwasher, Mom’s going to be stuck at the kitchen sink scrubbing pots and pans – if it’s the dryer, you know Dad’s going to get out the toolbox and try to repair it himself, which isn’t going to work and makes for even more headaches. So, take care of our parents with a Service Agreement and give them the invaluable gift . . . peace of mind.
The Gifts of Gold and Silver
Home-Tech has been providing fast, emergency service for 33 years – and we serve in five Southwest Florida counties. There’s two great plans to choose from – Gold and Silver. Our Gold Service Agreement means one of each of all major appliances are covered with repair service through the year, plus all service calls are unlimited and free – even on weekends and holidays. Our Silver Service Agreement features many of the same advantages, such as an annual air-conditioning clean and check, plus complete parts and labor coverage, and you pay only a minimal service call fee. So, if you’re a parent, tell your kids what gift you really want – gold or silver.
Or just forward them this blog post – they’ll get the hint.
5 out of 5 Stars
Kudos to Matthew who inspected and cleaned our air conditioning system this morning. We have had this work done by Home-Tech in the past, but never more thoroughly than today’s effort by Matthew. He is not only competent and thorough, but professional and very capable of establishing rapport with the customer. I hope that he is with Home-Tech for a long time.
S. Scheff, Bonita Springs
Friendly and Great Personality
This summer, Home-Tech has been celebrating the good things in life that make these long, hot days not just bearable – but, downright enjoyable. Whether it’s iced tea, homemade ice cream, the comfy cool of air conditioning, or the Fourth of July, we’ve been applauding it. So, how fabulous is it that this week, we get to observe National Hammock Day?
Of course, there’s plenty of expensive, fancy, designer outdoor furniture to choose from – and there are lots of folks that spend more on their outdoor living area than their indoor one – and that’s just fine. But, it’s hard to think of a more relaxing way to spend an afternoon than lying in a good old-fashioned hammock in the shade. Mind you, actually getting into a hammock can be a struggle and unless you’ve perfected the art, it’s not exactly graceful. Sitting in the middle and then swinging your legs in tends to be an issue of balance and not all of us have that. Running and jumping in is never a wise idea — unless, perhaps, you’re under the age of 10 or you’re wearing a helmet and knee pads. In the end, practice makes perfect and mastering the art of relaxing doesn’t sound like a bad way to pass the time. Finally, once you get into your comfy hammock and you’re blissfully swaying in a gentle breeze with a good book, the LAST thing you want on your mind is a broken appliance or worse in the heat, a broken air conditioner. That’s why we recommend a Service Agreement with Home-Tech.
A Service Agreement is all about your peace of mind, as we’d much rather see you napping in a hammock than fretting about a refrigerator on the fritz or an air conditioner not doing its job. Our Gold Service Agreement means one of each of all major appliances and your air conditioning system are covered through the year, plus all service calls are unlimited and free – even on weekends and holidays. Our Silver Service Agreement features many of the same advantages, such as an annual air-conditioning clean and check, plus complete parts and labor coverage, and you pay only a minimal service call fee.